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  • Summary: Queen of The Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is an in-depth investigation to discover the causes and solutions behind Colony Collapse Disorder; a phenomenon where honeybees vanish from their hives, never to return. Queen of The Sun follows the voices and visions of underrepresentedQueen of The Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is an in-depth investigation to discover the causes and solutions behind Colony Collapse Disorder; a phenomenon where honeybees vanish from their hives, never to return. Queen of The Sun follows the voices and visions of underrepresented beekeepers, philosophers, and scientists around the world, all struggling for the survival of the bees. While other bee films focus exclusively on commercial beekeepers, this film emphasizes the biodynamic and organic communities who have differing opinions from many commercial beekeepers and are overlooked in other films. (A Collective Eye Production) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Pam Grady
    Jun 7, 2011
    100
    As entertaining as it is educational.
  2. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Jun 10, 2011
    80
    Promoting understanding and appreciation of the beauty of the bees and our intertwined relationship with them is also presented as a vital part of the equation.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 7, 2011
    75
    A remarkable documentary that's also one of the most beautiful nature films I've seen.
  4. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Jun 7, 2011
    70
    The documentary begins to lose its shape as Siegel ponders the spiritual and cultural impact of the honeybee, but it does succeed in flagging a potentially critical problem.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Jun 7, 2011
    70
    True to form, Queen of the Sun presents inspiring and direct solutions from the likes of journalist Michael Pollan, activist Vandana Shiva, and biodynamic farmer and author Gunther Hauk, but it also glosses over the question of how migratory beekeepers, among others, would make a living if those fixes were enacted.
  6. Reviewed by: Diego Semerene
    Jun 7, 2011
    63
    Queen of the Sun is honey pornography with an activist heart.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Jun 23, 2011
    38
    The first step in getting beyond preaching to the converted is letting the other side show how wrong it might be.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 31, 2016
    8
    A great mix of cultural history, biology and sensible activism... And absolutely beautiful footage. I loved it. I watched 'Vanishing of TheA great mix of cultural history, biology and sensible activism... And absolutely beautiful footage. I loved it. I watched 'Vanishing of The Bees' and 'More Than Honey' too, and this one gets special merit for the entertaining cast and the quotes and the humor. I recommend More Than Honey too, it tells the same story in a very different way. Expand

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